Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Thanksgiving Countdown - 59 days to go
I am so excited to host some of my husband's family for Thanksgiving this year. The count is 10 adults, 8 kids. I've never cooked Thanksgiving dinner before, but have been thinking a lot about the first Thanksgiving and what it meant to those who were present. They didn't eat what we eat today; I'm pretty sure they didn't have access to marshmellows to top their yams. They ate what they had, what they grew and what they caught. I'd really like to capture that same spirit by cooking what we have, what we have grown and what we can catch. My guests might initially be grossed out by the can of pickled jalapenos, green tomatoes, and roasted squirel on the table, but then will realize they have a unique opportunity to really walk in the shoes of those original Thanksgiving pilgrims. And when I stun them with dessert, an authentic FURMENTY, gratitude will abound. It's going to be a special and memorable Thanksgiving.